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New CDC report shows troubling rise in nation's suicide rates

New CDC report shows troubling rise in nation's suicide rates

White non-Hispanics have the highest rates in urban areas, while Native Americans and Alaska Native non-Hispanics having the highest rates in rural areas.

"We know that suicide is not exclusive to people struggling with mental health issues, so there's something else going on". Often, warning signs might be disguised and not everyone in that person's life sees them.

In 2016 alone, nearly 45,000 Americans aged 10 or older lost their lives to suicide.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that suicides increased by 35 percent in MA between 1999 and 2016 - and a similar trend can be seen in almost every state. Is it because of the stigma that is associated with mental health?

Experts say there is no single cause for suicide.

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That's according to a study conducted by the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which also found that in 25 mainly western and mid-western states suicides have increased by 30 per cent. Those who misuse opioids on a weekly basis attempt suicide at a rate of 200 percent more than others. "Telling someone how they feel is seldom a successful strategy for anything", Dvoskin says. Research has shown that "suicide contagion" - a potential increase in suicidal behavior after people are exposed to suicide, either directly or through media coverage - is a real and troubling phenomenon. "Suicide is one of the top 10 causes of death in the United States right now, and it's one of three causes that is actually increasing recently, so we do consider it a public health problem - and something that is all around us", Schuchat said.

Help connect them with professional support and follow up. I really understand.' But mostly are listening and empathic.

"When I talk about my husband, I talk about what an unbelievable guy he was", she said. Ask for details, she said.

"What this teaches us is that human suffering is universal", says Dr. Shauna Springer, a psychologist who leads TAPS, a national organization providing support services to the military and veterans community.

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, self-harm, or is anxious, depressed, upset or needs to talk, call the 27/7 National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or text the crisis text line at 741-741.

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